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My name is Therese. I am enamored with the idea of being your own boss and doing what you love. I believe it’s 100% possible if you learn to adopt two differing, but complementary perspectives. Sometimes you must be dreamer, and sometimes you must be the doer. Admittedly, I’m more of the former than the latter, but that’s what this blog is for — learning how to balance between boundless optimism and firm pragmatism in a way that makes the most sense for you.

I recently started growing my freelance user experience design work, and I had a lot of time (just kidding I have no time, who ever does have time…) to think deeply about what I was passionate about, and I realized that, despite my default enthusiasm for many things, I found three things that mattered most to me:

  1. Helping people launch their own ventures & initiatives.
  2. Encouraging young women to become leaders.
  3. Writing & Reading. Goodness gracious I love writing & reading.

So with these three things in mind, I decided to create this website, called Dreamer Meets Doer. This is a place in which I compile online resources, facts about running a small business, and otherwise answer your questions about how to finally get started on accomplishing your dream of seizing your life and owning your own business.Perhaps one day it can be a place to network, but for now, I am not so well-endowed with fund$ so we will make do with this 🙂

This blog isn’t just for those looking to have a business, though. It’s also for anyone seeking professional advice and maintaining and entrepreneurial mindset (which is increasingly valued and sought after in corporate America, FYI).

“But wait! Where does the empowering girls part come in?”

I’m glad you asked!

Eventually, you’ll start seeing some publications coming up for sale. Part of it is to help support my quest to end my immense student debt, but 25% of every purchase will go to the Malala Fund.

“Inspired and led by Malala‘s example, the Malala Fund works to secure girls’ right to a minimum of 12 years of quality education, particularly in the global south.”

I have big dreams, but so do you. Let’s accomplish them together.